Reflections

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    Lauren Underwoood85512

    That I am not JUST a mother and that I need to take time out for myself

    2 years ago
  2. O.Christina

    The great pleasure and beautiful results of working in a team with kindred hearts. And about light and Godยดs rays on Earth and in my heart.

    2 years ago
  3. Yvette

    One thing I am grateful to have learned this year is how great God really is. I’ve been on and off with my relationship with him for a long time but I feel that now I am getting a good grip on things. It has been very difficult trying to separate myself from worldly things/desires but I feel an overwhelming gratefulness knowing that God’s love will always be there.

    2 years ago
  4. Chester

    That the quality of most meaningful and substantial efforts are most often determined by the degree to which investment on the outcome of the effort can be shared with many, rather than the strength, knowledge, proficiency or skill level of one. I re-learned what I have learned many times before – the critical importance of teams.

    2 years ago
  5. Don Jones

    I am not who I thought I was.

    2 years ago
  6. Rabbit

    Do not use Betamethasone or similar prescription creams on your face as they will do permanent damage to your face. I wish the PA had told me that.

    2 years ago
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    Alex

    I am grateful to have learned how to make more space for ME. Giving myself space and time to do what I love isn’t selfish and doesn’t make me a bad partner or mother. I can’t fill from an empty cup. Sometimes doing things for myself is the best thing for myself AND my loved ones.

    2 years ago
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    carol

    The importance of knowing the role of safety in a persons life: calming the mind, evolving a practice, and engaging in the world and honoring their lives and birthrights. My query is how does a person who is homeless, or living in slum conditions, or food insecure, or other physically unsafe spaces achieve a sense of safety in the absence of addictions. I share this learning by voting and signing petitions…

    2 years ago
    1. Avril

      Thank you for championing for the people who are often forgotten.

      2 years ago
  9. Charlie T

    This year I learned to continue. Continue to be open to new experiences. Continue my practices. Continue to put one foot in front of the other.

    2 years ago
  10. Carol

    I’ve learned that sometimes what we are given by life is challenging but acceptance of it is key to my evolutionary growth.

    2 years ago
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    Yram

    I have learned that little gestures mean a lot to people. I have learned there is usually a reason for everything. I have learned a rose in a vase can put a smile on my face in the early morning. I have learned that the second shoe doesn’t always fall. I have learned that when I step into the unknown, faith is knowing one of 2 things: there will be something solid to stand on or I will be taught to fly.

    2 years ago
  12. GR8FULL

    This year I learned that one of my relapses really scared my 16 yo son. I had been downplaying it to myself but once I started this gratitude practice, I developed the courage to dig deeper into my past actions, and not just this one, and an entirely different world was there waiting for me.

    2 years ago
  13. Butterfly

    I have learnt that I need to keep taking a half dose of a particular anti-depressant medication. I have tried to reduce the dose several times over the years and always end up becoming more anxious and depressed despite practising gratefulness, meditation and mindfulness. I have come to accept that I don’t make enough serotonin and I need the medication for my wellbeing and that is not a weakness.

    2 years ago
    1. Mica

      Yup. It’s wonderful to be able to get ‘medicinal’ help for one’s mind. ๐Ÿ™‚

      2 years ago
  14. Joseph McCann

    I am grateful to have been introduced to mindfulness, meditation, and the concept of equanimity at the age of 65. Everything is as it should be. No judgement just kindness to myself and others. It has helped me to accept emotions that I had for years numbed with alcohol.

    2 years ago
  15. Avril

    I have learned 4 things recently. Iโ€™m grateful to have learned I need to maintain a purely creative outlet. I need to create for the sake of creativity. I learned I’m in my 40s and I don’t like staying up late. My body requires more care! I relearned I need a disciplined schedule for my spiritual practices. Finally, I relearned I can forgive myself and begin, again.

    2 years ago
  16. EJP

    I have learned that I have more strength and courage than I ever imagined.

    2 years ago
  17. Helly

    That however broken, however sick my body is, it is not my enemy. My body is miraculous…and is my best friend.

    2 years ago
  18. Kevin

    That I am fortunate, and very grateful, to be alive in the year 2022! Many, as we know, did not make it.

    2 years ago
    1. Rabbit

      Your comment reminds me of the people we are losing in our lives as we age. I am thankful for the years they were a part of our lives and that that they find ways to come back to me. The wisdom of my “second mom” Eleanor is often with me.

      2 years ago
  19. Mary Pat

    The practice-and I am still practicing-of equanimity is very important in my life. And that having a dog in your life is wonderful!

    2 years ago
    1. Rabbit

      I am so grateful for the dogs in my life too. I don’t have my own now but enjoy my neighbors. I am the “aunt” of some. Several have died lately. It reminds me of something I read, “If our dogs aren’t in Heaven it isn’t the Heaven we hope for.”

      2 years ago
    2. Mica

      Or a cat, as Iโ€™m learning! My cat Rudi is lying on the table looking at me as I type here at my computer stand. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Enjoy your dog and your dog walks, Mary Pat ๐Ÿ™‚

      2 years ago
  20. Michele

    Life is not guaranteed. It is so important to always maintain a work-life balance. Family first. Always.

    2 years ago
    1. Rabbit

      I haven’t been great about that. My job involved way too many extra hours. Hopefully I am making up for some of that missed time in retirement.

      2 years ago
    2. Yvette

      So true. It is incredibly difficult when you work a 9-5 but not impossible. There hasn’t been a death in my closest family member circle from both sides of my parents. Incredibly blessed to say the least, but things really do happen in the blink of an eye. Thanks for the insight today ๐Ÿ™‚

      2 years ago
  21. Christine

    I now know that if great sorrow overshadows me, I will still step back into the light later on. Knowing that is a comfort when I mourn. But whether I’ve learned that in the last year…..perhaps much earlier. But it was an important lesson.

    2 years ago
    1. Rabbit

      I used to go to a yoga class where the teacher would always start by saying something like if times are dark the light is coming and if times are light appreciate it and build strength.

      2 years ago
    2. Mica

      I like that, Christine – Knowing that the sorrow will pass is useful knowledge ๐Ÿ™‚

      2 years ago

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